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Reconstructing Folk Psychology: The Indian Perspective

 
Proyash Sarkar (Editor) Madhucchanda Sen (Editor) Maushumi Guha (Editor)
Synopsis

Reconstructing Folk Psychology is the outcome of a research that looks into the possibility of locating folk psychological structures and issues within the domain of classical Indian philosophy. Starting from the concepts of belief, desire to perception and the consciousness of time and even the way in which we address ourselves, the ‘I’, the authors of the various articles in this anthology have successfully explored folk psychological notions as found in contemporary Western Philosophy of Mind in the Indian context. This volume thus tries to locate and reconstruct folk psychological issues within Indian philosophy, paying particular attention to the classical Indian tradition.

Needless to say, each of the authors in this volume is an expert in his or her respective area and these collective reflections on the nature of Indian folk psychology are bound to enrich our understanding of the mind in Indian philosophy.

This short but interesting book should capture the interest and attention of “who is who” in the domain of Indian philosophy and psychology.

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction: folk psychology/Maushumi Guha. 2. Perception, perceptual beliefs and action: some reflections from the Nyaya perspective/Amita Chatterjee. 3. The logic of action/Proyash Sarkar. 4. Does perception of temporal passage make it real?/Maitreyee Datta. 5. The name I call myself/Madhucchanda Sen. Index.

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Bibliographic information

Title Reconstructing Folk Psychology: The Indian Perspective
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 9788192611402
length viii+112p.,